Reflection from the Poor Clare Colettines TMD

Email from our friends in Nottingham England,

Give us today your daily Word

Dear Little hearts,

Sometimes we have a real desire to pray. But haven’t the foggiest idea what to say to God.

That’s fine !!! call upon the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit will pray within us and the words will come. God knows before we utter a single syllable what lies on our heart what we desire to say and for whom we desire the good. Precisely because the inspiration comes from God it will accord with his will.

First reading at Mass today

Romans 8:26-27

The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words, and God who knows everything in our hearts knows perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according to the mind of God…….

Let us pray

Heavenly Father all good gifts come from you

Feed my soul this day upon your Word,

Challenge me, correct me, console me and

Direct me along the path you would have me go.

Draw me ever closer to your Heart

That I may know your love.

I want to be a more loving person

So that others may meet you in me. Amen.

Alone yet Not Alone

Joni Eareckson Tada

I’m alone, yet not alone.
God’s the light that will guide me home.
With His love and tenderness,
Leading through the wilderness,
And wherever I may roam,
I’m alone, yet not alone.

I will not be bent in fear.
He’s the refuge I know is near.
In His strength I find my own.
By His faithful mercies shown.
That so mighty is His shield
All His love is now revealed.

When my steps are lost.
And desperate for a guide,
I can feel his touch,
A soothing presence by my side.

Alone, yet not alone.
Not forsaken when on my own.
I can lean upon His arm,
And be lifted up from harm.
If I stumble, or if I’m thrown,
I’m alone, yet not alone.

When my steps are lost.

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